Dec 3, 2007
World in Conflict is an immersive mother of a real-time strategy game, making players team up tactically to solve objectives in small skirmishes, eschewing micromanagement of all kinds. We managed to get Massive CEO Martin Walfisz to drop the bomb on the game. You can also check out our review of the PC version. The Xbox 360 version is set to come out in February.
Choosing the right console is one of the most important decisions of your life. So here's our Yule Tide guide to the three major contenders for your Christmas cash, their capabilities laid bare, their strengths probed and their weaknesses exposed.
Price: $399 (£299) - $499 (£399)
After a troubled launch it's great to see that the PS3 is just as cool as and much more capable than its PlayStation predecessors. And of course the price cut really
Nov 28, 2007
Somehow the threat that your mouse or gamepad might buzz feebly in your hands at any time doesnt inspire a deep and primal fear in most gamers. Now scientists at the Wellcome Trust in London want to change that.
They are monitoring how the human brain responds to real danger by trying to get test subjects to engage in games as instinctively as they engage in real-life situations. So they created a Pac-Man style maze game for them to play with a slight catch: if they die in the
Nov 28, 2007
By far the easiest way to watch gaming at its best, WCG boasts videos of the final rounds of the many different genres played at World Cyber Games, mostly with English commentary. Registering is free, and the videos are available in different qualities and sizes. The Quake IV finals are genuinely gripping, with excellent editing, and at times commentary to match, proving that even fast-moving shooters can work as a televised sport. And as well as the usual RTS and FPS
Nov 28, 2007
SmackDowns changed quite a lot this year. The big news is the arrival of the ECW brand - with Sandman, Burke and Sabu on board youre going to have to learn to use tables, ladders and chairs like you never have before, and with Dreamer up against you in General Manager (GM) mode youre going to have to be smarter than ever when it comes to the draft...
Editor's Note: All images are from the Xbox 360 version - check out the rest of our tasty screens
Nov 9, 2007
You've got to admire those flippy-floppy folk known as ragdolls. When we're not shooting them in the skull, we're piling them on top of each other like prisoners in Abu Ghraib, or throwing them down staircases in exquisite slo-mo. Isn't it about time we gave these living dolls their dues?
Dr. Steve Collins, co-founder of Havok (the physics geeks whose engines have powered countless games, from Company of Heroes to BioShock), reckons so. "If you want a convincing portrayal of a
Oct 31, 2007
Ho, pasty-faced wanderers of the highways of information! I am named Conan, a Cimmerian of some renown - I am given to understand that one of your more leathery statesmen grew famous portraying me in moving pictures, and that a game has been made from one of the more obscure episodes in my no-ways uneventful
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